Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Dog friendly beaches are a pooches’ happy place! From frolicking in the surf, digging in the sand, and soaking up the sun - what’s not to love? North Carolina has dog friendly beaches that your pooch will really dig! We’ve sniffed out the best NC dog friendly beaches that you and your four-legged beach buddy can enjoy together.

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Top Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Oak Island, North Carolina
Escape the hustle bustle and take a "beach day" or beach getaway with your pup at the dog friendly beaches of Oak Island, North Carolina. Dogs are welcome year round on both the East and West Beaches as long as they are on-leas...
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Plan a trip to dog friendly Sunset Beach with your furry sidekick! Dog are welcome, however, there are some guidelines.  Dogs are not allowed on the beach between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM  f
Manteo, North Carolina
Relax and unwind with your pooch at the beautiful Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Manteo in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round if they are restrained on a 6 ft. leash. Pets are prohibited on de...
Topsail Island, North Carolina
Relax and unwind at dog friendly Topsail Beach with your pooch! Dogs must be on a leash from May 15th to September 30th. Dogs can be off-leash and under voice command of owner any other time. Your pooch will love this dog friendly beach!...
Duck, North Carolina

Dogs may play on the beach year-round, unleashed but under the watchful eye and control of their parents.  

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Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
Ocrakoke Island is the pearl of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  You and your pup will enjoy exploring this island -- including the beach! Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round if they are restrained on a 6 ft. leash. Pets are...
Nags Head, North Carolina

Dogs are welcome but they must be on-leash at this beach. Leash should not exceed 10 ft.  Your pup will love playing in the surf and sand at this dog friendly beach in Nags Head, NC!

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
Get away with your pooch to dog friendly Atlantic Beach in North Carolina. Dogs are permitted on the beach strand year-round but must be on-leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed in lifeguard protected areas beyond 20 feet from the wat...
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Kitty Hawk Beach is a dog friendly beach! From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10 AM - 6:00 PM, dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 6 feet.  At all other days and times d...
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Nothing better than a day at the beach with your pooch!  Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina is dog friendly! Dogs are allowed on the beach with some restrictions. Dogs are not allowed on the beach strand from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from...